A snake on or in your property can be a frightening situation, and handling it yourself can put you at risk. Many snakes look similar, with colors ranging from greens to reds to browns. With that being said, it is not easy to distinguish which snakes are venomous given their colors. The easiest way to deal with a snake on your property is to simply leave it alone and contact a professional, such as Pest EZ East.
Snakes can range in size from a few inches to a few feet in length. They typically have thin faces and use their tongues to smell the air. They are carnivores, strictly eating meat and no vegetation. A snake’s diet typically includes mice, rats, birds, frogs and other reptiles. In order to fit their prey, their lower jaws can separate from the upper jaws.
Snake reproduction includes the mating of a male and female, and then they’ll typically part ways. After the female lays her eggs, she nestles them in a warm location, where they’ll eventually hatch and begin life on their own. Since they have to fend for themselves from birth, they’re at very high risk for being snatched up and eaten by their prey at a young age.
Snakes are found on every continent of the planet, with the exception of Antarctica. They prefer to live in forests, tropical climates, deserts and near water. They are commonly found hiding in piles of wood and overgrown landscapes. They like to be sheltered from potential predators, such as birds. If they feel as if their shelter has been compromised, they’ll relocate to more reliable structures, such as garages, sheds, barns and even into homes. Once in a home, they can become extremely scared and act very unpredictable.
Contact Pest EZ East today to take care of an unwelcome snake!